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January 12, 2010

Aloe vera bubble tea

I have a well-known fondness for bubble tea.  When I first discovered it on a trip to Singapore many years ago, I was drinking multiple teas a day, and there was a brief, brave moment when my sister and I considered opening a bubble tea business.  So, when I arrived in Australia, Jane said we had to go to EasyWay and get a passion fruit bubble tea with aloe, which had been recommended to her by one of her students.

bubble tea

Post-tea, she said that she should have made all her students write down three things she had to eat before leaving Australia on the first day of school.  She couldn’t believe she hadn’t discovered this until the week before leaving.

For those of you who may not have had bubble tea (or if you’re troubled by beverages with bits in them), it is usually served with tapioca balls or flavored coconut jellies, both of which are fairly chewy.  The aloe was totally different.  It was crisp.  Jane said it was like eating a soft, sweet ice cube.  I loved it.  We had one every day until we left Australia.  According to the Internet, it might also be incredibly good for you, but take that with a grain of salt.

Luckily for all of us who don’t have a trip to Australia planned, Rising Tide also has several tasty drinks in their “Nutritious Natural Series” with aloe vera chunks.  And at $3 each, you can try them all, and discover your own favorite!

Rising Tide
937 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-0266
Beverages are cash only.

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